Wednesday Wink – Should I Use a Bed or a Chair for Eyelash Extensions?

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There has been quite a bit of talk recently on social media discussing the furniture used to perform lash work. Many ideas have been shared regarding comfort for the client, as well as the comfort of the lash artist.

Do you use a facial or massage table, or are you more comfortable with a chair? I have used both, and I have some of my own experiences to share with you that may help you decide.

Facial Tables

I started out using a facial table to perform my eyelash extension services. What I found, personally, is that unless you invest in a heavy duty facial chair, they can actually be wobbly. This can cause anxiety for your clients that may be a little heavier. When they can sense that their weight may be a bit too much for this type of equipment, they will not be able to relax. We always have a much better experience when our clients can relax!

Massage Beds

These are also popular, but once again, if you don’t invest in a more durable table you can run into the same wobbly scenario as the facial bed. The other obstacle is you really can’t get your legs under the table… Hence, you have trouble getting close enough to your client. A headrest extender will help you in this situation. I have used the footrest at the head of the table to give me an additional six to seven inches of legroom. This will help you get under the client’s head.

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Barber Chairs

There also some very pretty barber chairs out there that are amazing to use for lashing. They will usually hold up to 400 pounds. This will make any client comfortable. The nice thing about a barber chair is the multi-function use. You can do hair services, and then change to lash mode in a heartbeat. Other benefits to a barber chair is that they’re hydraulic. They can be raised or lowered to accommodate the client’s height.

Honestly, I think the barber chair has been my favorite for lashing, so far. What’s your preference? Vote now below and let us know which is your fav, or share your thoughts in the comments!


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Maryann Matykowski

Maryann has an accomplished, 30+ year background in the beauty industry. As a cosmetologist she opened her first salon in ’83. Maryann has specialized as an educator since 2006, and is now Master Trainer/Training and Education Coordinator here at Glad Lash Academy. Maryann knows what it takes to create successful salon businesses and is here to share her experience with you.

Disclaimer! Opinions expressed on the Glad Lash Blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Glad Lash Inc. Content is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered professional advice. You should always seek professional advice before making decisions that could affect your business or clients.

17 thoughts on “Wednesday Wink – Should I Use a Bed or a Chair for Eyelash Extensions?”

  1. Carla says:

    I agree I used the table in the beginning went to a hydraulic barber chair I love it I can put my legs under it I can move around I can move the chair around I’m if I get a pregnant client unable to lift it more for her and add pillows so much easier to use I highly recommend a hydraulic barber chair that goes all the way back.

  2. Shari says:

    I just love you Maryann! I look forward to your posts. Thank you

  3. Lindsey says:

    Which barber chair model and brand do you like?

    1. GladLash says:

      Hi Lindsey

      I used a heavy duty Barber Chair I purchased from
      Astisalonsupplies.com It is the best!

      Maryann

      1. Stephanie says:

        Thank you for the awesome advice! I couldn’t find the website you suggested for the Barber chair, so I did a little digging around and found the correct address is http://www.astisalonsupply.com

        Thank you again for the good read and opinions!

  4. Stacy says:

    Love your posts! Soooooo helpful!

  5. Sam says:

    I love the all purchase chair I bought from Galaxy MFG. I’m using it for microblading, but I’ve seen it used for threading, lashes, styling. Mine is called the Bellagio but I believe they make other models that are similar. I’ve had it for about 8 years now, no problems…probably because it’s American made.

  6. Ty says:

    I’m a lash artist considering a barber chair. Curious to know which type of recline should get for my barber chair.

    Thank You

    1. Glad Lash says:

      Hello Ty,

      I have had great success in using a Barber Chair for lashing. They recline almost 180 degrees. They are also equipped to hold more weight and are perfect for our clients who are not comfortable on a facial bed that isn’t constructed to hold excessive weight. When shopping, look for a chair that has the most recline, for your personal comfort.

      Best of luck!

      1. Kelly says:

        Hello!
        Could you please include a link to the chair you like for lashing?
        There are so many to choose from that I want to make sure I get the right type of chair.
        Thankyou!!’

        1. Glad Lash says:

          Hi Kelly,

          Below I will provide the link to the Barber Chair I personally use. I love it has plenty of seat space and is comfortable for every size person.
          It’s great too, for relaxing in after a long day at work. The easy release bar on the side allows the chair to sit back upright without any effort. I hope you find the perfect chair for yourself.

          http://astisalonsupply.com/barber-chair-the-gambino/

          Best of luck to you!

  7. Brooke says:

    We use the Bellagio chairs from Galaxy MFG. Love them. That’s my 2 cents.

  8. Leanne says:

    Was thinking of getting a barber chair but what do you work off? X

    1. Glad Lash says:

      Hello Leanne,

      I have had great success in using a Barber Chair for lashing. They recline almost 180 degrees. They are also equipped to hold more weight and are perfect for our clients who are not comfortable on a facial bed that isn’t constructed to hold excessive weight. When shopping, look for a chair that has the most recline, for your personal comfort.

      Best of luck!

  9. Neat idea using a reclining barbers chair, rather than a massage one, only issue is they do look rather masculine. I’ve been looking at buying one for my startup, do would any of these barbers chairs suit?

  10. Jody says:

    Looking to get a recliner anyone have any they love for lashes please include website thanks:)

    1. Maryann Matykowski says:

      Hi Jody,

      It’s definitely a challenge trying to find the perfect chair or bed. Many lash techs use recliners and put them on a base that elevates them so you can get your legs under them in the recline position. Just keep in mind that you will be lashing every different size, height and weight client. So try out a few before you decide. Many furniture stores offer a variety of prices and styles to choose from.

      Best of Luck in your search!

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